Buda man arrested in Kyle hit-and-run

UPDATE – 11:59 a.m. 

Authorities have arrested a Buda man in connection with a fatal hit-and-run wreck in Kyle late Saturday.

Macario Meija Hernandez, 61, of Buda, was booked into the Hays County Jail on two charges of Accident Causing Death, both second-degree felonies, as well as three charges of Accident Causing Injury, all third-degree felonies. Additional charges could be added pending results of toxicology tests, according to the release. Hernandez is being held on $250,000 bond.

Photo of Macario Hernandez courtesy Hays County Jail Records.

Kyle Police Jeff Barnett said the incident happened around 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the intersection of Windy Hill Drive and the northbound Interstate 35 access road in Kyle. According to the release, a Honda sedan with five occupants was hit by a Dodge pickup truck.

The driver of the truck, later identified as Hernandez, fled the scene on foot after the wreck, but was “quickly located” and apprehended by Hays County Sheriff’s Office deputies.

Two passengers in the sedan, a 16-year-old female and an 18-year-old female, were pronounced dead at the scene by Hays County Pct. 2 Justice of the Peace Beth Smith. Both victims were wearing seat belts at the time of the incident, according to the release.

Three other occupants were transported to an area hospital with unknown injuries. All occupants of the sedan were from “out of town,” according to the release. Authorities have not yet released the identities of the victims or other occupants in the sedan at this time.

Kyle Police closed the eastbound lanes of Windy Hill Road at the I-35 access road for several hours to investigate the wreck.

Authorities plan to close the intersection Monday morning following rush hour to conduct an accident reconstruction.

Anyone who might have information related to this incident is asked to call Kyle Police at 512.268.3232.

EARLIER

Two people were killed and three others injured Saturday after the sedan they were traveling in was hit by a pickup truck at the intersection of Windy Hill Road and the northbound Interstate 35 access road.

Authorities are now searching for the driver of the pickup who fled the scene of the wreck on foot, according to a post on the city of Kyle Facebook page.

According to the release, a sedan with five total passengers was struck by the pickup truck 9:20 p.m. Saturday at the Windy Hill Road and northbound I-35 intersection.  Two female occupants in the sedan were killed in the incident. Authorities have not identified the victims at this time.

Three other occupants in the sedan were transported to an area hospital. The conditions of those three occupants is unknown at this time. All five occupants in the sedan were out of town residents.

Authorities have not released any further details on the incident. Kyle Police is investigating.

Anyone who might have information regarding this incident should call Kyle Police at 512.268.3232.

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